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Position Details: chief Accountant

Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Openings: 1

Description:

JOB TITLE: Chief Accountant

LOCATION: Ruhango

Our client, Kinazi Cassava plant is an integrated company and a lead in processing and producing quality cassava flour for national and international consumption.

POSITION OBJECTIVE

Ensure compliance with corporate, finance and accounting policies, business controls, procedures and reporting.

Provide sound business decision-making support to other senior members of the organization through the accurate monitoring, reporting and analyzing of financial results and projections

Provide timely proactive financial evaluation, information and advice that enable the operations to develop and execute effective plans and take informed decisions

Interact with and provide support to operations department’s personnel to ensure seamless resolution of issues

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES

Financial Accounting and Reporting

Preparing annual financial accounts, in compliance with local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Preparing monthly management accounts and reviewing support schedules.

Monitoring and analyzing financial reports and records and pro-actively identifying issues and initiating corrective actions where needed.

Reconciling company assets and analysis of utilization.

 Monitoring and Controlling

Preparation of debtor’s reports.

Trucking income Variance analysis and explanations.

Preparation of creditor’s reports

Internal Controls

Controlling chart of accounts by monitoring access rights in the accounting system.

Maintaining adequate systems of internal controls needed to safeguard assets, ensuring accurate financial reporting and compliance with policies and procedures

 

Treasury Management

Ensuring proper planning and management of loans by ensuring that interest and principal are properly recorded /accounted for and paid within the loan agreement.

Negotiating exchange rates with various banks.

Preparation of supplier payments and reconciliations.

Taxation and Statutory Returns

Ensuring accurate calculation, payment and submission of company statutory deductions in a timely manner and as per the relevant legislation.

Ensuring withholding tax is properly calculated and remitted on behalf of third parties.

Coordinating, preparing and submitting statutory returns and payments.

People and Relationship Management

Exercising sound management and leadership skills and principle

Ensuring a strong focus on people development and continuously developing potential of staff through training and mentoring.

Monitoring the productivity and effectiveness of direct reports.

Keeping staff informed and assisting them when required.

Developing and maintaining liaison with tax advisors .

Providing internal and external auditors with all assistance as required.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Communication Skills;

Good written and verbal communication skills

Team work;

Good interpersonal skills. A team player with strong attention to detail and follow up.

A self-motivated, highly energetic and innovative individual. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Technology Skills;

Computer literacy including knowledge of QuickBooks and an ERP accounting software is essential.

Planning and Organizing;

Strong planning and organizational skills

Other Competencies/Skills;

Strong problem solving skills with a proactive and innovating approach to work.

A high level of integrity and reliability.

QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE

Qualifications         

Master’s degree  in Accounting or any related field

Minimum of 5 to 7 years’ experience of professional experience.

A qualified accountant with CPA or ACCA professional qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential;

Strong business acumen,

Strong analytical and numerical skills.

A high level of integrity and reliability

Fluency in English, French and Kinyarwanda is essential

Desirable

Ability to work and deliver under pressure

Application Deadline: 26th October 2017

 

 

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